1 x 45 minute episode
MPEG-1 Layer 3
Richard Nixon: Searchlight Has Left the Building
Entertaining new dramas following the political swings of The Republican Party, through the personal stories of its Presidents.
Closely based on the accounts of those who were there, we imagine the triumphs and disasters which have driven the party's electoral fortunes.
1970. President Nixon has announced the invasion of Cambodia, and student protests have ignited across the US, with National Guardsmen shooting four dead at Kent State University.
Washington is on high alert.
But when the insomniac President wakes up at 4a.m. to see defiant students gathering at the Lincoln Memorial, he walks over to talk to them, taking his White House butler with him.
The Secret Service are left struggling to catch up, as the night takes a bizarre turn.
Written by Jonathan Myerson
Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting
Richard Nixon . . . Jonathan Hyde
Arnold Hutschnecker . . . Jack Klaff
Manolo Sanchez . . . Joseph Balderrama
Pat Nixon . . . Emma Handy
Carrie Moore . . . Ellen Thomas
Bob Haldemann . . . Aaron Vodovoz
Secret Serviceman . . . Ryan Whittle
Young Richard Nixon . . . Rupert Simonian
Student . . . Saffron Coomber
Writer . . . Jonathan Myerson
Director . . . Jonquil Panting